Mike Benbow

A beautiful drive and some good fishing in the Methow Valley

Head over the mountains and check out one of these three lakes near Winthrop.


May is a great time to introduce kids to fishing

There are a number of free local events designed for beginners.


How to entice a wide range of winged friends to your yard

A Tulalip Bay couple shares how they encourage birds, bees and butterflies to visit their garden.


Bald eagle no longer listed as ‘sensitive species’ in the state

A recent study found that eagle numbers are strong throughout Washington.

Birding: A family outing or activity in your own backyard

Winter is a good time for birding in the Northwest. Some birds, like eagles and woodpeckers, are here year-round; others, like osprey and some hummingbirds,… Continue reading

Trout fishing the tenkara way

tenkara — is becoming increasingly popular in the back country of the United States. Tenkara, which means heaven or… Continue reading